Emerald Winter Pride Art Award Update

A couple of posts ago I wrote that I’d put a piece of my work forward for the Emerald Winter Pride Art Award.

The idea is that the judges look at photos of work before coming up with a shortlist of finalists and then see the actual work in order to pick the winner.

There were about seven hundred applicants for the award and guess what, yes, I have been chosen as one of the seventeen finalists.

On Monday we took the piece to The House of St Barnabas (a private members club in Soho Square in London) where the judging will take place and where the finalists will be exhibited. The winner (actually there are two awards so two winners) will be announced tomorrow evening so fingers crossed.

Whatever the result I’m pleased with my piece of artwork and pretty thrilled to be a finalist………though obviously I’d love to win!

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Winter at Quay Arts

At Quay Arts in Newport over the 2017 winter period there is an exhibition of ‘winter’ themed work. About seventeen artists are involved and a couple of my pieces are on display. The exhibition opened yesterday and looks terrific, pop along if you can.

Anatomy!

When Dad went to art college one of the books he was required to purchase was one of anatomy. The idea was that you couldn’t be expected to be able to draw the human body properly without an understanding of the skeleton and muscles………..how things have changed!

The recommended anatomy book was expensive so he started college with one he copied from one on the library! 

I’ve always been fascinated by these drawings and have had a couple framed. I came across these old engravings in another anatomy book and couldn’t help reproducing them myself though obviously I had to add a bit of colour. Not to everyone’s taste and I’m fairly sure I’ll never be allowed to hang them on a wall in our house…….

Drawings!

Some more drawings. I’m going through the fifth portfolio with most of the A2 size drawings recorded now!

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This is Wastwater.

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Southport Parish Chuch with what looks like Woolworths in the background so obviously not a recent drawing!

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The lovely Wigton.

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The chapel of St. Catherine at Lanercost Priory.

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The promenade at Silloth.

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‘ The Folly’, Settle.

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And finally the gateway to Skipton Castle, great fun to draw.

A few more of my drawings

I drew this ages ago of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral on Duke Street which is just off Oxford Street in London.

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Another oldie this time the reception building at The Mariners on the Island of Anguilla.

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I drew this just before it was knocked down for a development of flats. It was the old Palladium Cinema in Kendal. The front part of the building had some lovely 1930 details, now lost forever. The building had already closed down but I was able to get access, I took some photos in the gloom but it wasn’t until the photos were developed that I was able to really see all the furniture and original light fittings that my flash photos had picked up.

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The Esplanade Gardens Cafe on the seafront at Shanklin on The Isle Of Wight has recently been ‘redeveloped’ with a new roof and layout. Unfortunately this has meant the loss of the little cupola and the internal wood panelling that gave it it’s character….that’s progress!

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